The Architectural League’s annual Emerging Voices award spotlights North American individuals and firms with distinct design voices that have the potential to influence the disciplines of architecture, landscape architecture, and urban design. The jury reviews significant bodies of realized work and considers accomplishments within design and academia.

The work of each Emerging Voice represents the best of its kind and addresses larger issues within architecture, landscape, and the built environment.

Lecture videos

Omar Gandhi lecture

Canadian architect Omar Gandhi, winner of a 2016 Emerging Voices award, discusses his work.

December 2, 2016

Jon Lott lecture

Jon Lott of PARA Project and Collective-LOK discusses his work.

November 30, 2016

Min | Day lecture

E.B. Min and Jeffrey L. Day speak as part of the Emerging Voices lecture series.

December 2, 2016

S-AR lecture

Mexican design firm S-AR presents its work as part of the 2016 Emerging Voices event series.

November 30, 2016

SILO AR+D lecture

Frank Jacobus and Marc Manack of SILO AR+D present their work.

November 30, 2016

Roundtable discussions

Jury and supporters

This year’s jury included Sunil Bald, Henry N. Cobb, Susannah Drake, Mario Gooden, Karrie Jacobs, Anna Kats, Thomas Phifer, and Billie Tsien. Emerging Voices is organized by League Program Director Anne Rieselbach. Emerging Voices is generously supported by Elise Jaffe + Jeffrey Brown. The Emerging Voices program is also supported by the Next Generation Fund of The Architectural League. Architectural League programs are additionally supported, in part, by public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

More from past Emerging Voices

AGENCY lecture

Ersela Kripa and Stephen Mueller, founders of AGENCY, discuss their work.


March 5, 2015 | Drawing from a heritage of Mexican modernism, CC ARQUITECTOS finds opportunity in constraints and “minimizing complexity.”